Letters, we get letters, we get lots and lots of letters……………………

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I am infinitely grateful and honoured to be a recipient of the Ontario Barbershop Singers' Scholarship this year. I would like to personally thank you for generously offering this scholarship to the University of Ottawa. At this time, I am proud to count myself among the students pursuing their studies in the Masters of Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa. In fact, this scholarship will allow me to complete my last year of graduate studies without much financial stress. After graduating in 2015, I look forward to pursuing a fulfilling career as a speech pathologist.
Over the last several years, I have become very passionate of the field of speech-language pathology. More specifically, I am fascinated by the preschool speech and language development programs, as well as the rehabilitation programs for adults who have suffered from strokes or a traumatic brain injury. In fact, I hope that my communication and interpersonal skills, ability to solve problems, sensitivity toward others as well as my ability to muti task will allow me to be a great speech-language pathologist. As a bilingual individual, one of my career goals is to offer bilingual services to the French minority populations in Ontario.
As an ambitious, hard-working and motivated student, I have achieved a CGPA of 9.7 and have won several awards and scholarships to help fund my education. Until recently, I have been working two part-time jobs during the school year in order to avoid debt all while simultaneously furthering my studies as a full-time student.
It would be an honour to meet you sometime. Once again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for this scholarship. Thank you for bringing me a little closer to obtaining that degree and pursuing my dreams in life.
All the best.

Mireille Marchand

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Thank you so much for selecting me to receive the Harmonize For Speech Entrance Award at Georgian College. I feel truly honoured and grateful to be one of the recipients of this award. Your organization gives so much to local communities and I would love to give back by helping out at events or wherever else you need assistance.
I am incredibly passionate about my studies and will bring that passion to the field when I work as a CDA.

Alice Curik, CDA student, Georgian College

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On behalf of the children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your support to the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre Foundation with a generous gift of $1,500 to go towards the creation of 11 Adapted Activity Kits.
Such gifts allow us to enrich the experience and the quality of life of our clients by offering valuable programs and services such as specialized summer camps, music and recreation therapy and provide funding for the purchase of adapted equipment and technology, etc.
Because of donors like you, we are creating opportunities today to maximize independence tomorrow.
Thank you once again for your support.

Chantal Dompierre, Executive Director

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I am writing to thank the Ontario Barbershop Singers for their generous funding that helped my youngest son Liam receive speech and language therapy at the London Speech and Language Centre.
Liam is an extemely active and inquisitive two and a half year old who is greatly limited because of his speech and language delay. Liam was completely non-verbal when he started at the London Speech and Language Centre, but thanks to your funding and the therapy it has provided, he now has two words (Hi and Bye) as well as a few word approximations. Liam has a long road ahead of him in terms of catching up with his peers in regards to communication, but he is now on his way.
The funding of speech therapy for Liam is not the first time that the Ontario Barbershop Singers have helped my family. Three years ago, Liam's older brother Nathaniel received funding from your organization for speech at the London Speech and Language Centre. At that time, Nathaniel was three and a half and non-verbal, but thanks to your support of speech therapy for him he began talking shortly thereafter and he has not stopped talking since.
Your generous donations have given both of my boys the opportunity to learn and grow. Because of you, the future of our family and those of my boys look much brighter.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your generosity and thank you for helping my sons find their voices.
Sincerely

Brianne

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